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Spring 2012 Festivals Not to Miss!

This April and May, grab the family and hit the road, or head downtown, to your favorite Spring family fun festival. Don’t have a favorite yet? Here’s a list to get you started.

HISTORY FUN
Experience a historical reenactment, trade beads with a fur trader, attend a Blue-Grey Ball and sample period-style foods.

April 28-29 – Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous, Bridgeton

April 28-29 -Redbud Trail Rendezvous, Rochester

April 28-29 - Sassafras Tea Festival & Civil War Living History, Vernon

May 5-6 – Encounter at the Falls-A Living History Presentation, Pendleton

May 5-6 – Lore of the Laughery, Friendship

May 12-13 – Rail Fest, Washington

May 19-20 – Historical Timeline Rendezvous and Festival, Rockport

May 26-27 – Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, Vincennes

FOOD, ART AND MUSIC FUN
Tempt your senses at one of these wonderful festivals of tantalizing tastes and smells, vivid colors and mesmerizing melodies.

April 20-21 -Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival, Wakarusa

April 21 – ArtsGo!, Danville

May 5-6 – Riley Wrangler’s 27th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Greenfield

May 18-19 – Hope’s Art Fair on the Square, Hope

May 18-19 – RiverRoots: Ohio River Valley Folk Festival, Madison

May 19 – Brick Street Market, Zionsville

May 19-20 – Broad Ripple Art Fair, Indianapolis

May 26 – Round the Fountain Art Fair, Lafayette

May 26 – Starlight Strawberry Festival, Starlight

TOWN-WIDE CELEBRATIONS
Celebrate small town Americana at one of these downtown extravaganzas of town pride, homecoming and history.

April 28-May 5 – Orleans Dogwood Festival, Orleans

May 2-26 – 500 Festival, Indianapolis

May 12 – Mosey Down Main, Lafayette

May 16-19 – Dillsboro Homecoming Festival, Dillsboro

May 18-19 – Harrodsburg Heritage Days Festival, Harrodsburg

May 24-Jun 2 – 29th Annual Banks of the Wabash Festival, Terre Haute

May 25 – Rockin’ on Main, Speedway

May 30-Jun 2 – Knightstown Jubilee Days, Knightstown

May 31-Jun 3 – All-American Country Hoedown, Campbellsburg

Have a favorite Indiana festival not on the list? Let us know what it is via the comment section.

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